Latitude 53 Blog

Latitude 53 is an artist-run centre in downtown Edmonton, AB, Canada. This blog includes information on our exhibitions, our video podcast, and more. Our purpose is to encourage contemporary artistic practices and to foster the development and exhibition of experimental art forms. Latitude 53 provides a forum for dialogue about contemporary art practices through exhibitions, performances, readings, seminars, workshops, and interpretive programming.

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Our third Parka Patio installation is by artist Ryland Fortie a...
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Our third Parka Patio installation is by artist Ryland Fortie a recent Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Fortie has this to say about his work “I’m interested in these boundaries of what becomes adopted by the masses as normal and what is seen as delusion...
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The second installation for the Parka Patio is by artist Mara...
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The second installation for the Parka Patio is by artist Mara Eagle. Eagle is an artist living and working in Montreal since 2012. She is currently a candidate for a Master’s of Fine Arts at Concordia University. She was born in Boston in the year of the dragon, eats everything except mammals and...
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Parka Patio 2018 is coming together! This piece by Metal Kitty...
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Parka Patio 2018 is coming together! This piece by Metal Kitty is currently under construction. Metal Kitty is an Edmonton Artist Collective, which creates large scale public art sculptures. There are two people in the Metal Kitty collective: Max Turner and Stacey Cann. Responding to the theme of...
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Are you a creative who needs feedback on your work? Do you want...
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Are you a creative who needs feedback on your work? Do you want to be more involved with the arts community? Do you love giving constructive criticism? Then this is for you! At Latitude we are always looking for ways to give back to our members and foster a stronger arts community in this good ol...
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If you haven’t had a chance to see ‘Persistence Of...
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If you haven’t had a chance to see ‘Persistence Of Vision’ check out this beautiful video made by Brandon A. Dalmer.
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Pest Control: “Success!!!!” Two wooden folding chairs...
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Pest Control: “Success!!!!” Two wooden folding chairs sit abreast and encircled by a collection of six space heaters. An audience faces them, waiting. Kai Villneff and Sarah Ormandy—Pest Control—enter upstage left. They each turn on three heaters before taking their seats, Ormandy on o...
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Ivan Lupi “Bench” The whining buzz of...
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Ivan Lupi “Bench” The whining buzz of quivering needles penetrates the air. It reverberates in my skull someplace behind my eyes and between my ears. Meanwhile, fall leaves, impelled by a cool wind, skitter across the concrete in a staccato arrhythmic rush, and the warmish sun cuts between th...
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Here’s our interview with artist Brandon A. Dalmer about...
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Here’s our interview with artist Brandon A. Dalmer about...
Here’s our interview with artist Brandon A. Dalmer about his work Persistence of Vision. L53: Now being based in Toronto what made you want to exhibit in Edmonton again; why Latitude 53? BD: Edmonton is my home town, so it’s always nice to show things to your fam. When I was planning this ...
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Thanks to everyone who came to the opening of Brandon A. Dalmers...
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Thanks to everyone who came to the opening of Brandon A. Dalmers...
Thanks to everyone who came to the opening of Brandon A. Dalmers Persistence Of Vision, the Latitude Inviational and the student show Some Days Are Better Than Others. It was a great turn out! If you didn’t get a chance to see the work at the opening on Friday don’t panic, the work will be up unt...
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Join us on Saturday at 1pm with artist Brandon A. Dalmer as he...
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Join us on Saturday at 1pm with artist Brandon A. Dalmer as he...
Join us on Saturday at 1pm with artist Brandon A. Dalmer as he talks about his most recent work Persitence of Vision. This exhibition is a low-fi/sci-fi installation project rooted in syzygy, lunar cycles, cosmic alignment, hoaxes, mercerism and eusocial insects. The installation presents a serie...
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